|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$1 043.30|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 166.04|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$27.62|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$7.59|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$2.51|
Nanaimo is renowned as the Bathtub Racing Capital of the World and is located on Vancouver Island. For a city that sounds a whole lot of fun cheap flights to Nanaimo are easy to get. With beaches and lakes and a vibrant city, Nanaimo is worth visiting for a weekend or longer vacation.
People come to Nanaimo for the outdoor activities. There are the beaches which are very popular on a warm sunny day. Swimming here is particularly good. Boating and fishing is another popular way of spending time in Nanaimo and Vancouver Island. People also come here for the scuba diving and the artificial reef on HMCS Saskatchewan, a 366-foot navy destroyer, is especially popular with divers. The bird life in Nanaimo is prolific and one of the other attractions in this area is the North Island Wildlife Recovery Center.
One of the best excursions from Nanaimo is just across the harbour at Newcastle Island and the trail concerning the Saysutshun people is particularly interesting. There is also a heritage walking tour around Nanaimo which is interesting to visitors. Flighthub has the best deals to Nanaimo and is perfect for securing bargain flights.
Nanaimo has museums including the Vancouver Island Military Museum and also the regional museum on the local history. There is a lovely shopping center with malls as well as traditional stores selling local specialties. There are art galleries too, many inspired by the local beauty. Cheap flights to Nanaimo are worth looking out for as this is perfect for a short break.
In Nanaimo there are some great restaurants with many using local produced specialties on the menu, and serving delicious food. There are international cuisines too and plenty of places to choose from. The night life is renowned and there are some great bars and clubs for people to enjoy themselves. This is a beautiful part of Canada and there is always a warm welcome in this city.